Williamsport

Our Williamsport lesson department has so much to offer!  From woodwinds to brass, piano to guitar, voice, and more, we have qualified teachers here to help guide you through your musical journey! 


Deb, our lesson coordinator at our Williamsport store, is happy to answer any questions you may have and to get you set up with lessons! 
Phone: (800) 326-9450 ext. 125
Email: [email protected]

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Adin Hinojosa

Adin Hinojosa

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 Adin Hinojosa - Piano ages 7 & up beginner through early advanced;  Trumpet and Euphonium ages 9 & up all levels

 Adin Hinojosa, a music education major at Lycoming College, is an active musician in community, scholastic, and professional service around the Williamsport Area. Having studied under Dale Orris, Jeffery Smith, and Dr. Amanda Gunderson in Williamsport, Adin has had the privilege of performing many functions including lead trumpet performances in jazz ensembles, musicals, trio and quintet gigs, solo piano and piano accompaniment, harpsichord in baroque orchestras, and much more. Over his music career, Adin has studied classical and contemporary musical literature, European baroque, jazz, and blues. Adin serves fulltime as music minister for his church and regularly accompanies his congregation with piano. Outside of work, he enjoys composing, arranging, and recording projects with his colleagues. Adin’s enthusiasm is in finding joy in music and achieving personal goals, no matter one’s ability, instrument, or style.

 

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Carissa McQuaid

Carissa McQuaid

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Carissa began her studies in violin at the age of three, north of Chicago, under the instruction of Lisa Chodorowski. She is a recent Summa Cum Laude graduate of The Hartt School, obtaining both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees under Anton Miller, and her Suzuki Concentration with Christie Felsing. She is an avid performer as well, performing regularly with orchestras in the greater Hartford area- such as the Hartt Orchestra, The Nutmeg Symphony, and The Connecticut Virtuosi. Being taught Suzuki from a young age as well, making it her livelihood, she has had a myriad of students over the years of all levels. The most rewarding feeling is teaching aspiring violinists how to create a story with their instruments, using her experience to provide an environment that promotes and fosters not only creativity, but learning. Each student is met with the utmost care, balancing the line between positive encouragement and rigor required to achieve excellence. In her spare time, Carissa enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with friends and loved ones.

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Cassie Harrison

Cassie Harrison

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Cassie’s delight as a Suzuki violin and viola teacher is to foster creativity and ability in the lives of her students and their families. Cassie fell in love with the violin at four years old as a Suzuki student herself. With the experience of helping a friend with violin in high school, Cassie found that her love of learning as a student naturally extended into an eagerness to share the joy of learning with others. Since 2017, she has taught students of various levels on violin and viola, from four years-old through adults. Her goal is to create a flourishing, inclusive community among her students and their families.

She completed a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance at Houghton College, where she also studied viola and chamber music. She completed a Masters of Music degree in Suzuki Pedagogy and Violin Performance at Ithaca College, where she trained with Carrie Reuning-Hummel. Cassie has completed training in Suzuki book 1-10 with Carrie Reuning-Hummel, Gail Johansen, Kirsten Marshall, and Teri Einfeldt. She plans to enhance her teaching through continued professional development and Suzuki training.



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Jeffrey F. Bartholomew

Jeffrey F. Bartholomew

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Jeff started playing in 1972, performing in 1974 and began teaching in 1982. He has performed in rock, heavy metal, blues and country bands and is able to teach these styles. He teaches guitar, bass, mandolin, lap steel and beginner banjo and fiddle. His emphasis is theory and improvisation. From beginner to those who have been playing awhile, Jeff can help you reach your goals.

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Joe Klinger

Joe Klinger

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Joe  enjoys teaching voice to everyone from aspiring opera singers, to tomorrow’s Broadway stars, to your Rock & Roll singers! He teaches all skill levels, and is passionate about helping others find their own, healthiest singing voice. Originally from Camp Hill, PA, Joe received a B.M. in Vocal Performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and a M.M. in Voice Pedagogy and Performance from Penn State’s School of Music.”

 

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Mary Alice Koch, NCTM

Mary Alice Koch, NCTM

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Mary Alice has many years experience as a piano teacher and is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (piano) through Music Teachers National Association. She has an Associate in Arts degree from Harrisburg Area Community College. She studied piano pedagogy at Valley City State University, ND, music theory and music history at College of St. Scholastica, MN, and applied music (organ) at Lycoming College. Mary Alice is chairperson of the Williamsport Chapter of National Guild of Piano Teachers and a member of MTNA and PMTA. She serves as church organist and chime choir director for her church.

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Rod Chubb

Rod Chubb

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Rod has been teaching guitar since 1987. His guitar lessons are designed to not only be fun, but to help the student master the necessary skills they need to reach their individual musical goals. Instruction is available on: guitar, bass, music theory, composition, ear training, sight reading, improvisation and general musicianship. All ages, styles and levels are welcome.
Originally from the Vestal, NY area, Rod studied privately for many years with local guitar great Jim Wilding. Upon relocation to the Williamsport area, Rod began teaching guitar and bass as well as playing in many local bands of all styles. From jazz and blues to rock, pop and country.
Rod relocated to the Nashville, TN area in 1993 where he taught, played with local groups and did studio work. In 2000, Rod moved back to the Williamsport area where he continues to teach, play in local bands, and write and record his own original music.
Whether you are a complete beginner or have been playing for many years, call today to see how Rod's years of experience can help you reach your musical goals.
 


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Shirley Smith

Shirley Smith

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Shirley has been teaching both piano and organ since her youth. She has been a Director of Music Ministries, organist, and pianist for churches for over 40 years. Shirley has a B.M. degree from Oberlin Conservatory,
M.M. from George Washington University, and a M.S. from Norwich University. Shirley has usually included teaching along with her duties as a Director of Music Ministries. She enjoys teaching all ages and feels privileged to be a member of the Robert M. Sides team.

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Susan Manns

Susan Manns

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Dr. Susan Manns trained at Nyack College (BM), Manhattan School of Music (MM), with European conductors and at University of Oklahoma (DMA). Her degrees centered on voice performance. She taught college voice and related subjects for many years.  She has been in demand as a music and stage director for many operas and musicals.
Colleges where Dr. Manns has taught: Asbury College, University of Oklahoma, Roosevelt University, Moody Bible Institute and others. She has taught private voice lessons for many years—in both Germany and USA. As a teacher she believes that teaching is a combination of enthusiasm, observation, and instruction of the student, while she herself seeks to learn from each student.

 


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Urie Kline

Urie Kline

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Urie began playing music at the age of 12 and like most US drummers, he came up through concert and marching bands, culminating with a season each as center snare at the University of Pittsburgh’s drumline and bass captain with Three Rivers Indoor Percussion Ensemble. Urie also developed his fascination with drumming as a global phenomenon during his time at the University of Pittsburgh, joining Pittsburgh Taiko as a founding member in 2009, playing with the school’s Sundanese gamelan ensemble, and studying tabla privately under Samir Chatterjee. Following his time at Pitt, Urie moved to Honolulu to study under venerable taiko artist Kenny Endo,
an experience that inspired him to start Lyco Taiko when he returned to the Williamsport area in 2015. Urie currently teaches the World Drumming Lab at Lycoming College, where he has been an adjunct faculty member since 2015. He also serves as the marching percussion instructor at Jersey Shore High School. Additionally, he plays in several local bands as a drummer and percussionist, has conducted workshops throughout the state of Pennsylvania.

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